Music at the Farm

Virginia Sindelar, Artistic Director, David Bernat, Associate Artistic Director

2023 CONCERTS

Concerts start at 2 PM. TICKETS are $30. For reservations call 401-567-0354.

Sept. 10, 2023
2 P.M.

Nina Bernat, double bass
Umi Garrett, piano

Program: Bach Suite No. 6 (select movements) Prokofiev Five Melodies Faure Cello Sonata Brahms Cello Sonata Gliere Intermezzo and Tarantella
Musicians Nina Barnat and Umi Garrett

OCT. 8, 2023
2 P.M.

David Bernat, violin
Jiarong Li, piano

Program: Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 , J.S.Bach Solo violin works, & more

Nov. 12, 2023

Yunwen Chen, cello with Xiyu Deng, piano

Program:

L.V.Beethoven – Sonata No. 4 in C Major 
B.Bartok – Romanian Folk Dances 
K.Saariaho – Spins and Spells for solo cello 
C.Debussy – Cello Sonata in D minor 
A. Beach – Romance 

Upcoming Concerts

 

Dec. 10, 2023 

Holiday Concert “Paradisu” Music of Bach, Handel and more

David Rivera Bozon, tenor Emma Robertson, soprano Elias Dagher, piano

Feb. 11, 2024
Virginia Sindelar, flute with Elias Dagher, piano
Widor Suite, Copland Duo,
Mozart Sonata in G Major K.379 (373a),
Kent Kennan Night Soliloquy
piano solos

March 10, 2024
Yunwen, Chen, cello with Elias Dagher piano
Villa Lobos Suite Popular Espagnole

About Artistic Director Virginia Sindelar

Since 1994 Ms. Sindelar made her home in Pascoag, Rhode Island where she taught for many years, pursued equestrian activities, built her horse farm, and historic inn business (Grace Note Farm Inn). In 2018 she began the new concert series Music at the Farm with the goal of furthering the careers of  brilliant young artists. 

 
As a Flutist, Virginia made her solo debut at the age of twelve with the Chicago Symphony String Ensemble. A pupil of Julius Baker at the Juilliard School, she earned both BA and MS degrees, and was presented the Three Arts Award in recognition of her outstanding performance. A Fromm Fellow at Tanglewood for three summers, she also taught in the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and appeared as soloist with the Berkshire Festival Orchestra under the direction of Gunter Schuller. 
 
Ms. Sindelar has toured both North and South America presenting concerts and master classes. Under the management of Albert Kay Associates, NY she performed at the Seoul Arts Center as guest of the Korean government. As founder and Artistic Director of the Scarborough Chamber Players, she commissioned new works, presented classical, historic, and multi-cultural series, received National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Lottery funding to bring multicultural programs to the public schools of Massachusetts and served as consultant to other organizations interested in promoting and presenting the performing arts . She has produced and hosted numerous performing arts programs for Continental Cablevision of Cambridge , MA. which were distributed across the country. She was artistic  coordinator for both Quincy’s first First Night (1993) and the Randolph Peace Committee 1994 Peace Begins with Me celebration in Massachusetts. 
 
Ms. Sindelar has recorded works by Mauro Giuliani and Music of the Romantic Era for flute and guitar on the Centaur and Titanic labels. She  was Adjunct Professor at Lowell University, Clark University and  Eastern Nazarene College, and also taught at , Milton Academy, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, and privately for over 35 years.
 

DONATIONS WELCOME!

If you are unable to attend but would like to support our concert series please donate :
[email protected] to either Venmo or Paypal 
or mail a check to:
Grace Note Farm
969 Jackson Schoolhouse Rd.
Pascoag, RI 02859

True to its Historic Roots

Grace Note Farm, also known as the Benjamin Smith homestead farm c. 1730, is nestled in the northwest corner of Rhode Island adjacent to the George Washington Management area.

Catering to Equestrians

Riders can enjoy over six hours of riding on wide, mostly sandy trails that connect to Connecticut and Massachusetts. Trails wind through a covered bridge, hemlock grove and pass picturesque lakes and streams. You can ride alone on the well marked trails, or join a guide. Over 25 miles are safe for carriages.

Guests bring their own horses and can stay one or more nights on their own or in groups of up to 8 people. The stalls are airy and there is plenty of turnout in the rolling pastures or corrals surrounding the farm. Grace Note Farm welcomes group rides, and offers breakfast or lunch. The farm hosts parties for horse enthusiasts.

 

 

Activities in CT, MA, and RI are Near

Nearby activities include massage therapy for horse and rider, and private or group lessons in the outdoor ring. Mountain biking, hiking, swimming, fishing, canoeing, cross-country skiing are all permitted in the adjacent state park. Enjoy visits to Southwick Zoo (Mendon, Ma); Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, Ma); and the over thirty antique stores in Putnam, CT.

Recommended by the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council
Email: [email protected] or call 401-724-2200

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